International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five 7-8 March 2014, London, England
Central to the campaign for freedom for the Cuban Five will be a major public commission in London in 2014 which will hear first hand testimony from family members, Cuban victims of terrorism, legal experts, international jurors, human rights campaigners, academics and politicians.
The two day Commission of Inquiry will convene a group of internationally renowned commissioners drawn from legal, human rights, political and academic backgrounds and organisations. The Commissioners will hear first hand evidence from a number of key witnesses on:
- their personal experiences of terrorism against Cuba
- the role of US based organisations in these terrorist acts
- the legal right of nations to defend themselves against terrorist actions
- the arrest, trial, ensuing legal case
- the sentencing of the Five
- family visitation rights and conditions of detention
Other witnesses will provide factual information on the actions undertaken by the Five, including evidence about the legality of this action under US and international law. A full range of legal opinions from respected international organisations will be sought.
The findings from the Commission will be presented to the US authorities and directly to President Barack Obama.
It is a public event and will run concurrently with a full programme of rallies, exhibitions, screenings, media and cultural events, including a gala concert, panel discussions and VIP receptions.
The event will bring together members of Voices for the Five, an international coalition of campaigners for the Cuban Five in order to reach out to the widest audience possible and increase international support and awareness for the cause of justice for the Five.
You can download and use these information leaflets about the Commission of Inquiry